RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reiterated his firm resolve that any attempt to obstruct or impede China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project would be thwarted at all costs.
The COAS said that recent strides, holistic concept of CPEC speaks its volumes. “We will see the both nations progressing and further maximizing dividend of our geographical strategic relations.” He said that the entire world looked at CPEC through same lens. He had visited site of the project and the pace of work was in full gear, he added.
On occasion of Chinese Army’s 88th Anniversary, he said that cooperation on the CPEC would benefit entire region, said an ISPR press release issued here.
General Raheel Sharif said both countries had deep and resolute relations. “All weather friendship is sweeter than honey, higher than Himalaya and deeper than ocean. Our friendship will further grow in these testing times.” He said,”Your enemy is our enemy.
Eliminating East Turkistan Independence Movement (ETIM) is its manifestation.” The COAS said that Pak-China cooperation for regional stability would squeeze space for anti-states and non states actors for stable Afghanistan.
He congratulated Chinese people and their army for sacrifices in pursuing dreams and said that People Liberation Army (PLA) was one of the best armies.
He said,”Pakistan Army and People Liberation Army (PLA) form edifice of our strategic relations. We will defeat nefarious designs of forces detrimental to us.”